Kester Mollahan
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The Visual Displays and Representations of Quantitative Data

My project started out by looking at how information about people, as individuals, could be portrayed through the medium of graphics. This later became a much broader investigation, whereby I researched the history of information graphics and its beginnings. Through this research, my interest too became more diverse eventually focussing on how information is translated and received.

My project is looking at how certain types of information can be taken apart and rearranged with the help of 2D design. The aim of this is to show how perception can be altered and affected: such as the viewers final opinion and reaction to the information; the amount of information released to the viewer and its relevance; the power of knowing or not knowing. In doing this, graphics can influence the way people look at information, how they react to it and what the consequences are.